The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is a vital member of Australia’s national security community. They work across all of Australia’s security agencies. This includes intelligence, cyber security and cyber operations in support of the Australian Government and Australian Defence Force (ADF).

The ASD has developed mitigation strategies to help organisations protect themselves against various cyber threats. The most effective of these mitigation strategies are what are called the Essential Eight.

The mitigation strategies that constitute the Essential Eight are:

  • Patch applications.
  • Patch operating systems.
  • Multi-factor authentication.
  • Restrict administrative privileges.
  • Application control.
  • Restrict Microsoft Office macros.
  • User application hardening.
  • Regular backups.

As more focus organisations strive to remain secure and prove that they are undertaking the steps required to remain compliant it is difficult and often costly to prove that you have taken the necessary steps to be compliant with the Essential Eight.

Systematech Cyber Security provides an audit and compliance report that allows business to prove that they have been independently audited for compliance with the Essential Eight.

We even provide a logo for you to be able to advertise to clients and suppliers that your business is taking active steps to combat potential threats and maintain your compliance over time.